Can you believe it? We are at the half way mark of the 52 cupcake series. And I have a good one for you today – the Andes Mint cupcake, except I didn’t have any Andes Mints… so it’s the chocolate mint cupcake. Same recipe, just used mini chocolate chips to decorate instead of the heavenly Andes Mints as garnish.
I spent the morning at the hospital while Sam got tubes put in her ears. She recovered very well. So during her nap, I was able to make these cupcakes. I was happy for 2 reasons. First, the cupcakes turned out great. And second, I was able to listen to some music while baking, instead of watching the 5th episode of Mickey Mouse club. Double bonus.
This recipe was super easy to follow. This cupcake has a chocolate mint filling that is scrumptious and thin enough to pipe right into the cupcake. No need to cut out any of the center of the cupcake. Super simple. And I love super simple. And the frosting calls for green food coloring and I made them look a little too much like the jolly green giant instead of minty, but they tasted perfect. And that’s the look I was going for intentionally, ok?
The only problem I had was that I filled some of my cupcake liners a little too full. Make sure you fill the liners up to only 2/3 full (like the recipe calls for).
This cupcake was recommended by one of my readers a couple weeks back and has been on my list to make. While the cupcakes were baking, I got lost on Mel’s site. I loved reading all about her, her 4 boys, her husband that works for a cheese company (heaven!), and her desire to fix healthy food for her family, while still enjoying the occasional treat. And I’m so trying her beef and broccoli recipe this week. Oh yes, I am friends.
And you know that you are warping your children when they start taking pictures of each other holding cupcakes. That’s right, I didn’t take this picture. Not sure to be proud or to call a counselor for my 2 girls. Their future husbands are not going to like me, as they are starting to take pictures of all their food.
Blessings sweet friends, Jenny
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Story of the 52 cupcakes:
I am making 52 cupcakes this year in honor of my chemotherapy buddy. When we were undergoing chemotherapy, people would bring cupcakes and other treats to the chemotherapy “lounge”. We would smile, laugh, and talk about how we were so nauseous and that all we could eat was saltine crackers and Sprite. We were glad that our family and friends were comforted by them though.My friend said, “If we survive this disease, we should eat a different cupcake every week for the rest of our lives.” My friend did not survive. So in honor of him, I am making a different cupcake every week for a year. Every time I make a new cupcake and lick my fingers, I think of him and his zest for life. So in honor of my friend and all cancer patients, I challenge you to eat a cupcake today and remember to always lick your fingers.
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